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Alan Wake 2 Review

by Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games Publishing

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Overview

"Alan Wake 2" is a survival horror game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Epic Games Publishing. The game was released for PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S on October 27, 2023. This review is based on player feedback from Reddit, Twitter, and the Steam Community.

Gameplay 7

The gameplay of "Alan Wake 2" has been met with mixed reactions. Some players appreciated the survival horror elements and the unique use of the flashlight mechanic. However, others found the game frustrating, particularly the difficulty in dodging enemies and the new flashlight boost feature. A few players also reported encountering bugs that affected their gameplay experience.

Graphics 9

The graphics of "Alan Wake 2" have generally been praised by players. However, some players on PC reported experiencing issues with pop-in in the forest areas.

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Storyline 6

The storyline of "Alan Wake 2" has been a point of contention among players. Some found the plot convoluted and difficult to follow, while others praised the narrative for its creativity and depth. The ending of the game, in particular, has been criticized by some players.

Multiplayer - N/A

"Alan Wake 2" is a single-player game, so it does not feature multiplayer gameplay.

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Issues 5

Several players reported encountering bugs and technical issues while playing "Alan Wake 2". These issues ranged from characters getting stuck on objects to puzzles being unwinnable until patched.

Conclusion 6.5

"Alan Wake 2" offers a unique survival horror experience that has been met with mixed reviews from players. While the game's graphics and creative narrative have been praised, its gameplay and storyline have received criticism. Additionally, the presence of bugs and technical issues has negatively impacted some players' experiences. Overall, "Alan Wake 2" receives a score of 6.5 out of 10 based on player feedback.

Player Quotes

"Alan Wake 2 is too convoluted to have the best story. I can barely make sense of it and the ending sucked."

"Alan Wake 2, I have died more times at the start than I ever did in Alan Wake 1. I can't dodge anyone for some reason, and I hate the new 2 second flashlight boost."

"Never again, Melzas. It will be mine when they fix the god awful Pop-In on PC in the forest areas."

"I have it on PS5 and I plan to ask for a refund first thing tomorrow. This game is jump scare the video game."

"Alan Wake 2 seems to find everyone’s favorite miserable author right back in the same intense psychological struggles that he was battling in Alan Wake."

"Very conflicted on what I think of Alan Wake 2, on one hand it’s one of the most creative and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ games I have ever played, it even puts kojima to shame, on the other it’s very boring and gameplay wise is very shallow it feels like a walking simulator with very little combat encounters and shallow gameplay mechanics like the mind place."

"Masterpiece one of the best games ever... But why? game is just wow the climate the character and of course in real life cutscenes i just love this game."

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Please note that this review is based on the feedback and sentiments of players on various Reddit threads and does not represent the views of all players.